Fascinating. First tasting of ‘lost grapes’ in southwest France after 30 years of research

on 16/09/10 at 5:00 am

Wine

The first tastings of several rare grape varieties are taking place this week at the Grape Conservatory in Saint Mont, southwest France.

Historians and ampelography experts are gathering to discover the results of mico-vinifications carried out on the 2008 and 2009 harvests.

The conservatory has been researching and reviving lost grape varieties which have played an important role in the history of winemaking in southwest France.

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